A Poem About Lent

Thursday, February 23, 2023

A Poem About Lent

Many choose this time of year,

To center thoughts ‘round Me, 

Harkening to the desert time, 

I lived in austerity. 

The Bible states ‘twas forty days, 

I fasted and withdrew, 

Let go of bodily comforts,  

From people that I knew. 

This time was meant for joining

With God—to learn and live,

That resurrection was the gift, 

My death was meant to give.

The Bible states the devil, 

Tempted Me, times three, 

To use my powers for Myself, 

To forget God’s will for Me. 

Never would I do this, 

I came for everyone, 

Then and now and evermore,

’Til All awakening’s done. 

Let Lent, this time proceeding

My death—which has no sting,

Be a time of joining 

With Me— pure joy will bring.

We’ll sing out Easter morning,

Glad resurrection’s sound!

My life and yours, eternal, 

With love, forever bound! 

In closing, let Me tell you,

I’m directly within, my dear,  

You need not wait ’til Easter, 

Right now, call Me, I’m here! 

02/23/23. Given from Jesus. Sharing is encouraged and thank you for telling others of this website.